September 25, 2014

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings – Just Like Mama’s

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This is just like Momma Used to Make only So much easier - Chicken and Dumplings in Crock pot

What is it that draws us all to go ‘ole comfort food? When our family has bowls of these super easy, Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings in front of us, we do a collective sigh. Well, I do, my teens just gobble it up before a breath occurs, so I know this recipe is Kid Tested, Mother Approved.

I have a repertoire of Slow Cooker recipes that are always a winner in our home, and this is one of them. It lends itself to many variations, so note the options. The picture above shows the traditional Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe, in which I added chopped, fresh carrots, and only carrots. I have also made this by adding mixed veggies, potatoes, celery and carrots for more of a “Pot Pie” rendition. I have even added in half of a tub of Kraft’s new Philadephia Cooking Cream (Italian Cheese and Herb) for an additional option when I was making larger batches.

You can’t really go wrong with this base recipe. Make this once and then you can decide how you want to change it up for the next time. It’s so easy, and by using Refrigerated Biscuits, you fool everyone into thinking you spent all day in the kitchen.

Honestly though, homemade dumplings are a breeze and if you do have five extra minutes, you can whip up the homemade dumpling recipe and then drop the dough in at the end, where the recipe calls for the biscuits.

* This is a perfect Ten Minute Dinner, as well as one to teach the kids during your Cooking with Your Kids Days.

Enjoy a meal of pure comfort delight, along with your family’s praise. They’ll never need to know how easy it was, until they take over the cooking for a day. :)

Enjoy!


Comments

  1. Chicken and dumplins (come on, in the South you got to leave off the “g”!)…definitely one of my all time favorite meals. Nothing beats my momma’s!

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    Jen Reply:

    That’s when you know that even though I’ve been in the south for 16 years, I was born and raised in the cold, cold north. ;)

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  2. Have I told you lately just how much I LOVE YOU!!!! :) You have a knack for taking all the info whirling in my mind and put it in a way I can actually use it! Thanks for doing all the work for me!

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  3. Made this same recipe a week ago and it ROCKED!!! Everyone in my family loved it. It is staying in the rotation thats for sure!!

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  4. Timing is everything. I work the grave yard shift. Last night a co-worker had for dinner left over chicken and dumplings. The smell and appearance were heaven! I’ve never made chicken & dumplings. Now I will, thanks to your gracious sharing. Bonus, it can cook while I’m sleeping.

    Thanks bunches!

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  5. For the chicken, do you have to chop it up or does it naturally come apart or does it end up in still the breast size portion? Thanks for the help :)

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    Jen Reply:

    AFter the 4-6 hours of cooking, it will be very moist and easily shred-able. Just take the lid off and shred it with a fork to what ever size you like :)

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  6. I made this today and WOW it was SO easy and SO SO good! I added mushrooms and I will definitely be enjoying this for lunch this week!!

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  7. I have this recipe cooking in the crock pot for tonight’s dinner. It smells wonderful. Having just had surgery two days ago, this allowed me to spend just five minutes to prepared dinner and not be on my feet long. Thanks for sharing. I’m so looking forward to dinner tonight. Hubby will be impressed that I was able to fix dinner while recovering from surgery. Less work for him.

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    Jen Reply:

    Julia – so glad this was helpful. You will love it. I hope you heal quickly.

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